Emma Raducanu has been credited with “changing everything” thanks to her historic US Open win, as fellow Brit Katie Boulter shared the impact of the 19-year-old’s win in Flushing Meadows. Raducanu became the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam title when she lifted the trophy in New York 14 months ago, during what was just the fourth professional tournament of her career.
Raducanu sent shockwaves through the sporting world last September when she stormed to the US Open title, winning ten matches in a row without dropping a set as she came through qualifying to be crowned a Grand Slam champion while just 18 years old. It saw her ranking skyrocket from world No 150 straight into the top 25 as she entered unchartered waters in her young career.
While it has been an up-and-down first full season on the pro tour for Raducanu in 2022, fellow Brit Boulter has lauded the impact of the teenager’s US Open win. “I think she’s changed everything,” the world No 130 said.
“I think she’s given everyone a little glimmer of what it takes and also what can happen. I think everyone in the building is humming a little bit off that buzz. It gives them that hope that it can be them.”
JUST IN: Holger Rune and Alcaraz emulate Djokovic and Murray with 15-year first